Over the Hills


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Publication Information

Published in Lyrics of the Hearthside (1899)

Performed by Herbert Woodward Martin

Musical Settings

Henry Kimball Hadley, My Star (voice and piano) (January 1897)

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Over the Hills (voice and piano) (January 1897)

Marion Eugénie Bauer, Over the Hills (voice and piano) (January 1912)

Gary Bachlund, Over the Hills (medium voice or low voice and piano) (January 2009)


Over the hills and the valleys of dreaming
Slowly I take my way.
Life is the night with its dream-visions teeming,
Death is the waking at day.

Down thro' the dales and the bowers of loving, Daytime or night-time, I constantly roving, --
Dearest one, thou art my star.